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    Hi All,

    I am heading up to Sodwana Bay and Ponta later this month and I am a bit concerned about my current tread depth.

    I have about 40% - 50% left on my BFG KO AT's, cant afford the new KO2's, i like the Grabber AT but apparently the new Grabber AT x3 are being released next year so i want to hold out for those.

    Should i have any issue with this tread depth up there?

    We are driving the trail from Sodwana to Kosibay, then just playing around in Ponta a bit, should the tyres be ok for the sand?
    Thanks in advance

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    You will be fine
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    Default Re: 40% Tread Depth

    Muds and ATs are highway tyres at 50% tread and less....

    Close to slicks, but they'll do!

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    Sodwana and Ponta is sand. No rocks.
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    If you can see the 3rd ply, then you should be worried
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    Quote Originally Posted by JK2008ZA View Post
    Hi All,

    I am heading up to Sodwana Bay and Ponta later this month and I am a bit concerned about my current tread depth.

    I have about 40% - 50% left on my BFG KO AT's, cant afford the new KO2's, i like the Grabber AT but apparently the new Grabber AT x3 are being released next year so i want to hold out for those.

    Should i have any issue with this tread depth up there?

    We are driving the trail from Sodwana to Kosibay, then just playing around in Ponta a bit, should the tyres be ok for the sand?
    Thanks in advance

    Cheers

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    I wouldn't worry. Sodwana is zero difficulty, I don't even bother deflating to drive on the beach there anymore...and that was with the OEM Dunflop HT tyres my FJ came with.

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    I think you're closer to 25% there
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    Thanks for all the comments, I think to be safe it's best I get a new set, after reading a bit, first choice would be the BFG KO2 but just to expensive, so choice would be between the Grabber AT or the Bridgestone Dueler. I know the Grabber won the tyre shootout but I don't know these tyres, my Father had the Dueler's on his Ranger and so far so good.

    Any advice on these two options

    Thanks again everyone

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    I don't think you will go wrong with the Grabbers. My Tuna came out with the AW ones (which is definitely not made for offroading) but I did a lot of very rough and sometimes hairy trips with no problems at all. Replaced them with BFG Muds. They are as tough as nails but very noisy. When they reach end of life, I will be going back to the Grabbers, but AT this tme
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    The SupaQuick near me has Cooper Discoverer AT3 for R2750.00 each, read some decent reviews about the Coopers, anyone had these or could tell me if they are any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK2008ZA View Post
    The SupaQuick near me has Cooper Discoverer AT3 for R2750.00 each, read some decent reviews about the Coopers, anyone had these or could tell me if they are any good?
    overpriced if you understand that the max mileage is around 40,000km
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    I will take the Grabbers any day.......30k later and no issues what so ever.
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    Grabbers or Scorpions seem to be the best value out there right now unless you are going top of the range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JK2008ZA View Post

    I have about 40% - 50% left on my BFG KO AT's, cant afford the new KO2's, i like the Grabber AT but apparently the new Grabber AT x3 are being released next year so i want to hold out for those.

    Should i have any issue with this tread depth up there?

    We are driving the trail from Sodwana to Kosibay, then just playing around in Ponta a bit, should the tyres be ok for the sand?
    Deep tread is an impediment in sand - if you're going to be mostly driving on sand, you have no reason to replace your tyres.
    (deflated slicks will out-perform brand new mud tyres in sand, every time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Deep tread is an impediment in sand - .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid Loubser View Post
    Deep tread is an impediment in sand - if you're going to be mostly driving on sand, you have no reason to replace your tyres.
    (deflated slicks will out-perform brand new mud tyres in sand, every time).
    Can attest to that. My General Grabbers performed significantly better in the Namib than the BFG muds that I replaced them with
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    Default Re: 40% Tread Depth

    Good thing the dune drivers are on holiday. Every single one uses muds and some are quite aggro when this topic comes round.

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    hehe old arguments coming up again , no way that a slick or highway tyre will come close to a mud in the dunes , not even on flat sand when traction is required ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dph View Post
    Good thing the dune drivers are on holiday. Every single one uses muds and some are quite aggro when this topic comes round.
    Different strokes for different folks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dph View Post
    Good thing the dune drivers are on holiday. Every single one uses muds and some are quite aggro when this topic comes round.

    Well not everyone ................ At this stage I use bridgestone highway tyres......... only because my softie will look very funny with baja claws on ............. But if I could ...............

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